Course description: The course Introduction to Norwegian Language and Culture gives a general insight into Norwegian language and culture, through theoretical and practical approaches. Students will have a short introduction to Norwegian language, written and spoken. Students will become familiar with some main features of Norwegian and Sami Culture; history, food, music, etc. and be able to compare their own culture with those of Norway.
This course is for exchange students visiting Nesna University College.
The candidates level of English is equivalent to level B1 in the common European framework of reference for languages (CEFR).
The teaching will consist of different metods; lectures, communications, workshops and excurisons. Students must write journal, and deliver a paper in the end of the course.
Candidates will need clothing for outdoor-life in Norway.
Requirement for Suitability and Authorization
No specific requirements.
Technical and Other Conditions
The course is conducted using the e-learning platform Moodle. On the course’s dedicated Moodle pages, students will find information about the study program; lesson plans, literature, annual information, lecture notes, exams, assignments and mandatory coursework. Students and teachers communicate through the Moodle bulletin board and messaging platforms.
A transcript is issued after program completion.
Curricula and special study courses may change from year to year. Students who do not follow conventional academic progression may be directly affected by the removal, alteration or replacement of previous courses.
Potential acceptance is assessed through each individual application. Dispensation from certain exams or mandatory work requirements can be obtained if the student is able to document qualifying equivalent examination or approved equivalent coursework at another institution. Exemption can also be granted on the basis of suitable examination at the same level or on an accepted evaluation of documented qualifications (see the University and College Act § 3-5). Application for recognition and exemption under the Higher Education Act § 3-5 is determined by the relevant department.
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